Art Imitates Art

Balloon figure artist Jeff Koons has teamed up with fashion house Louis Vuitton to create a collection of bags and accessories featuring imitations of some of the world’s most famous paintings.  Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Van Gogh’s Wheat Field with Cypresses are among the artworks recreated on Louis Vuitton‘s iconic handbags for the collaboration with the New

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Truss Me

Truss me, you want one of these beautiful bags because they support local artisans and women – who doesn’t want to do that? Created in 2013 by Gillian Tozer and Elise Durbecq, TRUSS collaborates with small business owners and local artisans in Oaxaca to create custom accessories, including tote bags, clutches, and folios. Being a

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Mon Purse

Nobody would say Mon Purse is lacking in options. The customizable handbag company — founded in 2014 by Lana Hopkins, after a shopping mission for a new purse proved unsuccessful — lets customers select from a variety of leathers and prints, colors, metal hardwares, fringes and monograms with their choice of letters and emojis. In

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Master of Her Own Image: O’Keeffe

In 1927, the Brooklyn Museum hosted Georgia O’Keeffe’s first solo museum exhibition. Ninety years later, the New York City institution’s latest show celebrates the legendary artist, not for her modernist floral paintings, but for her carefully curated personal style. Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern opened earlier this month, and is the first show of its kind

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Six Decades of Judith Lieber

Since 1963, Judith Leiber has armed society women with a sense of joy and whimsy. But before her iconic handbags, known for their playful shapes and diamantine Swarovski shells, were in the clutches of everyone from Sharon Stone to Hillary Clinton, Leiber was a Holocaust survivor and master craftswoman who reached the pinnacle of her

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In an unexpected pairing, behemoth heritage brand Coach and L.A.-based fashion industry darlings Rodarte have paired up for a limited-edition capsule collection, set to drop next month.  Designed by Coach’s Creative Director, Stuart Vevers and Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the collection marks a significant change in past collaborative efforts: This is not a high-fashion house paired with a fast-fashion company. Neither brand will have to sacrifice quality or design, as this first look proves.

“Rodarte’s conceptual approach to American style was the perfect lens to reimagine nostalgic Coach pieces,” Vevers stated in a press release. “The mash-up of influences resulted in a romantic cool collection that feels right for both houses.”

The highly anticipated partnership also marks Rodarte’s first foray into handbags. Totes bearing the archival ads will retail for $650, while embellished leather bags will be available from $295-$1,900. Beyond accessories, expect statement leather moto jackets (already spotted on Chloe Moretz) and a nod to René Magritte in the form of a sweater reading “This is A Coach Bag,” a phrase lifted from 1970s Coach advertisements.

Mark your calendars for April 14, when the Coach x Rodarte drops at select Coach stores, Coach.com, and specialty retailers worldwide.

Pharrell rocks Chanel

In January, Chanel revealed that music wonderboy Pharrell Williams would become the first man to appear in one of their handbag ads. Although the worldwide release date isn’t upon us quite yet, WWD has obtained an early preview of the campaign, specifically the ads with Pharrell in them. “It’s crazy,” Pharrell explained about starring in

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Best Busy, Commuter Bags

Phillip Lim, 31 Hour Tote: https://www.31philliplim.com/shop/31-hour-bag-659.html Salvatore Ferragamo, Large Tote: http://www.ferragamo.com/shop/en/usa/women/handbags/totes-1/luisa-661529–1#pId=6148914691233756386 Maison Margiela, 5ac Tote: https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/maison-margiela–5ac-tote-item-11632834.aspx?storeid=9089&from=search&rnkdmnly=1&ffref=lp_pic_39_2_ Balenciag, Giant Velo Tote: http://www.mytheresa.com/en-us/giant-velo-12-leather-tote-599719.html?gclid=Cj0KEQiA3Y7GBRD29f-7kYuO1-ABEiQAodAvwLrYvJ8PASVGNQY6irfIPUjyeQ8b0FANe_2aqcZqS_EaAhy68P8HAQ Tod’s, Medium Wave Bag: http://store.tods.com/Tods/US/Tod%27s-Wave-Bag-Medium/p/XBWAMRWG301SRKB999 Saint Lauren, Sac Du Jour: http://www.ysl.com/us/shop-product/women/handbags-nano-sac-de-jour-classic-nano-sac-de-jour-bag-in-black-leather_cod45283408xl.html#section=women_bags Mulberry, Zipped Bayswater Tote: http://www.mulberry.com/us/shop/women/bags/totes/zipped-bayswater-oak-natural-grain-leather Longchamp, Le Pliage Leather: http://us.longchamp.com/pliage/leather Melia Melo, Thela Tote: http://us.melimelo.com/collections/women-handbags-thela-tote-bag?gclid=Cj0KEQiA3Y7GBRD29f-7kYuO1-ABEiQAodAvwNbgoFaW-f53V5xW9uixUtTcjE2pCujL-G_k1uMVKXkaAqpr8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.dsMulberry, Bayswater Embossed Croc Leather Tote: http://www.mulberry.com/us/shop/women/bags/totes/zipped-bayswater-black-deep-embossed-croc-print Jill Sander, Hill Tote :  http://store.jilsander.com/us/jil-sander/women/bags

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The Lauren

In September, the iconic 73-year-old model Lauren Hutton made her return to the runway at Bottega Veneta’s 50th anniversary show in Milan, walking arm in arm with Gigi Hadid. According to The Cut, it wasn’t a planned publicity stunt. The heels were giving Hutton trouble, so stylist Katie Grand suggested she follow Hadid. She decided

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